RADIUS Attributes for Softwire Mechanisms Based on Address plus Port (A+P)
RFC 8658

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (November 2019; No errata)
Authors Sheng Jiang  , Yu Fu  , Chongfeng Xie  , Tianxiang Li  , Mohamed Boucadair 
Last updated 2019-11-11
Replaces draft-jiang-softwire-map-radius
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     S. Jiang, Ed.
Request for Comments: 8658                                        Huawei
Category: Standards Track                                     Y. Fu, Ed.
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                    CNNIC
                                                                  C. Xie
                                                           China Telecom
                                                                   T. Li
                                                     Tsinghua University
                                                       M. Boucadair, Ed.
                                                           November 2019

           RADIUS Attributes for Softwire Mechanisms Based on
                        Address plus Port (A+P)


   IPv4-over-IPv6 transition mechanisms provide IPv4 connectivity
   services over IPv6 native networks during the IPv4/IPv6 coexistence
   period.  DHCPv6 options have been defined to configure clients for
   Lightweight 4over6, Mapping of Address and Port with Encapsulation
   (MAP-E), Mapping of Address and Port using Translation (MAP-T)
   unicast softwire mechanisms, and multicast softwires.  However, in
   many networks, configuration information is stored in an
   Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) server, which
   utilizes the Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)
   protocol to provide centralized management for users.  When a new
   transition mechanism is developed, new RADIUS attributes need to be
   defined correspondingly.

   This document defines new RADIUS attributes to carry softwire
   configuration parameters based on Address plus Port from a AAA server
   to a Broadband Network Gateway.  Both unicast and multicast
   attributes are covered.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction
   2.  Terminology
   3.  New RADIUS Attributes
     3.1.  Softwire46-Configuration Attribute
       3.1.1.  Softwire46 Attributes  Softwire46-MAP-E Attribute  Softwire46-MAP-T Attribute  Softwire46-Lightweight-4over6 Attribute
       3.1.2.  Softwire46 Sub-attributes
       3.1.3.  Specification of the Softwire46 Sub-attributes  Softwire46-Rule Attribute  Softwire46-BR Attribute  Softwire46-DMR Attribute  Softwire46-V4V6Bind Attribute  Softwire46-PORTPARAMS Attribute
       3.1.4.  Sub-attributes for Softwire46-Rule  Rule-IPv6-Prefix Attribute  Rule-IPv4-Prefix Attribute  EA-Length Attribute
       3.1.5.  Attributes for Softwire46-v4v6Bind  IPv4-Address Attribute  Bind-IPv6-Prefix Attribute
       3.1.6.  Attributes for Softwire46-PORTPARAMS  PSID-Offset Attribute  PSID-Len Attribute  PSID Attribute
     3.2.  Softwire46-Priority Attribute
       3.2.1.  Softwire46-Option-Code
     3.3.  Softwire46-Multicast Attribute
       3.3.1.  ASM-Prefix64 Attribute
       3.3.2.  SSM-Prefix64 Attribute
       3.3.3.  U-Prefix64 Attribute
   4.  A Sample Configuration Process with RADIUS
   5.  Table of Attributes
   6.  Security Considerations
   7.  IANA Considerations
     7.1.  New RADIUS Attributes
     7.2.  RADIUS Softwire46 Configuration and Multicast
     7.3.  Softwire46 Mechanisms and Their Identifying Option
   8.  References
     8.1.  Normative References
     8.2.  Informative References
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